Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Maybe I should make it motivational Tuesday...

In my defense, I was on the road this yesterday returning from a much needed girls weekend with one of the most awesome women I know - my friend Chris. 

So I didn't weigh in until this morning. 

Down two pounds, for a total of 8 so far. I'm really happy with that, mostly because I really indulged this weekend. I also have no idea how that happened.

Dinner at The Melting Pot? Yes, please - and that absolutely included dessert of chocolate fondue. 

Sample of fudge? Uh, heck yeah! 

And I had the best grilled cheese sandwich of my life at a tiny little bakery/cafe shop in Gatlinburg, TN called The Picnic Basket. Wheatberry bread and cheddar, in case you were curious. If you are within a 50 mile radius, for the love of all that is holy, go and try it. It was so good, we went back the next day and ate there again, only we mixed American and Cheddar for round number two. And it was just as good. They also sell various butters - pumpkin, sweet potato, apple... and all sorts of jams, jellies, and marmalade. This is in addition to the cookies and chocolate goodies they offered. 

Seriously, if you EVER get the chance...go by there. And don't forget The Melting Pot in Gatlinburg. It's recently built, the staff is amazing, and the food...oh. my. goodness. So, so yummy. 

I'd love to tell you that I spent all last week working off my anticipated weekend calorie intake, but I didn't. To be honest, I can't even remember my workouts last week other than Thursday when Kristine and I did an upper body workout (including pull ups) that reminded me of itself for a couple of days afterwards - but in a very good way. Didn't do a lick of hiking in the mountains last weekend. We did some walking, if you consider walking from shop to shop a valid form of exercise walking. 

Next week - my goal is four pounds.  And about the weekly picture? Our camera is non-operational at the moment. 


Nicole said...

I love Gatlinburg! My family used to go there for a week every summer and we had a blast! I'm glad you had a fun weekend.

Daily Dose of Dahl said...

Thanks, Nicole! I lived less than four hours away from there for years and never went. Now I'm hooked. I can't wait to take the kids and my husband!